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Prayut lifts state of emergency

Prayut lifts state of emergency

THAILAND: The government today (Oct 22) ordered the removal of emergency measures imposed to try to end months of protests against Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and the monarchy.

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By National News Bureau of Thailand

Thursday 22 October 2020, 01:27PM


Young protesters flash the three-finger salute as they gather near Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Aug 7. The placard says, “Getting bored with Prayut. Put a stop to the 2017 Constitution.” Photo: Apichit Jinakul.

Young protesters flash the three-finger salute as they gather near Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Aug 7. The placard says, “Getting bored with Prayut. Put a stop to the 2017 Constitution.” Photo: Apichit Jinakul.

The measures, which were imposed a week ago, have been lifted from 12pm today.

“The current violent situation that led to the announcement of the severe situation has eased and ended to a situation in which government officials and state agencies can enforce the regular laws,” the statement published in the official Royal Gazette said.

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CaptainJack69 | 23 October 2020 - 13:33:03

This is exactly the sort of military government self-serving BS that they are protesting in the first place. The protests were never violent, the police were. Now the state of emergency has become so controversial that it has to be removed and the government lie about why they're removing it. This is not democracy.

Kurt | 22 October 2020 - 15:36:17

..Lifts State of Emergency..  Was just 1 week, from 15 till 22 Oct. And what for? As all demonstrations were/are peace full.
Government just has to control the anti democratic demonstrators in yellow shirts who are aggressive and try to be violent against the demonstrators for more democracy and giving police handful work as we see on Thai tv channels.

 

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